Acquisitions, Schedules, and Corporate Announcements by Financial Companies - Research Report on DCT Industrial, FXCM, Apollo Global Management, Synovus, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust PR Newswire NEW YORK, October 16, 2013 NEW YORK, October 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE: DCT), FXCM Inc. (NYSE: FXCM), Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV), and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. DCT Industrial Trust Inc. Research Report On October 10, 2013, DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (DCT Industrial) announced that it has acquired DCT Fox River Business Center, in Elgin, one of the fastest growing submarkets of Chicago. According to the Company, the portfolio totals 1.1 million square feet and has a current occupancy of 59.1%. Commenting on the acquisition, Brian Roach, Regional Vice President, DCT Industrial stated, "This portfolio is an excellent addition to our Chicago asset base, offering DCT an additional opportunity for value creation by leasing the existing vacancy. The buildings within the portfolio range from 73,000 square feet to 431,000 square feet, which offer multiple opportunities in the growing industrial submarket." The Full Research Report on DCT Industrial Trust Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2d2d_DCT] -- FXCM Inc. Research Report On October 8, 2013, FXCM Inc. (FXCM) announced that the Company and certain principals of its subsidiary Lucid Markets Trading Limited (Lucid) have purchased $12 million note issued by Infinium Capital Holdings LLC maturing August 2015 from Infinium investors. The Company also confirmed that no additional details about the transaction have been disclosed at the time of the release. The Full Research Report on FXCM Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5895_FXCM] -- Apollo Global Management, LLC Research Report On October 2, 2013, Apollo Global Management, LLC (Apollo Global Management) announced the closing of the acquisition of the U.S. annuity operations of Aviva plc (Aviva USA) by Athene Holding Ltd. (Athene). According to the Company, with the completion of the said acquisition, Athene has become one of the largest fixed annuity companies in the US with approximately $60 billion in assets. Commenting on the Company, Marc Rowan, Managing Partner and Senior Managing Director of Apollo, said, "Apollo is pleased that Athene's acquisition of Aviva USA's fixed annuity business has been completed. Under the expert leadership of Athene CEO Jim Belardi and his team, we believe the company is poised to rapidly integrate Aviva USA's annuity operations and enhance Athene's position as a leading retirement services company. We look forward to the continuing success of Athene as it seeks to deliver outstanding service and consistent results to its policyholders." The Full Research Report on Apollo Global Management, LLC - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/0099_APO] -- Synovus Financial Corp. Research Report On October 10, 2013, Synovus Financial Corp. (Synovus) announced the creation of its Equipment Financing Group, designed to drive revenue growth with small, middle, and large commercial banking customers, which will be based in Charleston, South Carolina. According to the Company, John Geist will direct the team of specialized bankers including Tad Herrin, Bill Orr, and Ricky Mims to provide a wide range of products and services to meet the expectations of Synovus' current and future commercial customers. Curtis Perry, Synovus' Chief Commercial Banking Officer, commented, "The creation of this team further strengthens our equipment financing line of business and signals our continued commitment to offering a broad range of expertise, products, and services to commercial customers. As the economy recovers, the market for this product is expected to experience tremendous growth because it gives business owners a lending alternative for investing in the equipment needed to start and grow their businesses." In the same release, Synovus also stated that Chris Legris has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Asset Manager. The Full Research Report on Synovus Financial Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/69a2_SNV] -- Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Research Report On October 10, 2013, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust announced that the Company will report its Q3 2013 financial results after the market closes, on October 24, 2013. Additionally, the Company stated that it will conduct its quarterly conference call on October 25, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. According to the Company, a webcast of the conference call can also be accessed through its website. The Full Research Report on Pebblebrook Hotel Trust - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7c5d_PEB] ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. 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Acquisitions, Schedules, and Corporate Announcements by Financial Companies - Research Report on DCT Industrial, FXCM, Apollo
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